Spurs complete double deal

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Slavisa Jokanovic has urged Ryan Sessegnon to end all the transfer speculation by signing a new contract at Craven Cottage.

Tottenham have signed Ryan Sessegnon from Fulham and Giovani Lo Celso has joined on loan from Real Betis.

Spurs first expressed an interest in Sessegnon last summer after he played a key role in helping Fulham win promotion to the Premier League.

He scored 15 goals in the Championship in 2017-18 and was named in the PFA Team of the Year for a second successive season.

Indeed, he won five personal accolades at the EFL awards off the back of their promotion-winning campaign and became the first player from outside the top flight to be nominated for the PFA Young Player of the Year award.

Sessegnon opted to stay with the Cottagers on their return to the top flight but struggled to have much of an impact as he netted just twice in 35 appearances, with 26 starts.

It’s understood Tottenham have handed over £25million to sign Sessegnon on a deal until the summer of 2025.

The versatile left-sided player could make his debut for Spurs when they host newly-promoted Aston Villa in the Premier League on Saturday.

Mauricio Pochettino appears to have lost faith in Danny Rose after he hinted at a move away from north London, but he may have to deploy the England international if Sessegnon is not deemed ready to feature.

Spurs youngster Josh Onomah, who came through their academy system, has moved in the opposite direction to link up with Fulham.

Tottenham said in a statement: “We have reached agreement with Fulham for the transfer of Josh Onomah. We wish Josh all the best for the future.”

Meanwhile, Lo Celso has linked up with the Champions League runners-up on loan for the 2019-20 campaign.

The deal includes the option for Tottenham to sign the highly-rated Argentina international at the end of the season.

Tottenham were unsuccessful in their attempt to agree a permanent transfer after seeing several bids knocked back, but it appears they will revisit that subject at a later date.

Lo Celso has been handed the number 18 shirt but could face a battle to force his way into an already competitive midfield.

The former Rosario and Paris Saint-Germain playmaker knows the route to goal, having netted 16 times in 45 appearances across all competitions for Betis last term.

The pair complete a successful summer of business for Pochettino as he looks to try and close the gap on Manchester City and Liverpool.

Midfielder Tanguy Ndombele is the other big name to have been snapped up after agreeing a £55million move from Lyon.

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